A cultural history of fashion in the 20th and 21st centuries by Bonnie English

By Bonnie English

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He created hundreds of garments for the influential Empress Eugenie who, after she married Napoleon III, set the fashionable taste in the royal court at a time when the demand for luxury goods reached levels unsurpassed since the French Revolution of 1789. In 1869, the empress officially appointed the House of Worth as the court dressmaker, and Worth’s label bore the royal crest. The success of his fashion empire was also measured by his employment of 1,200 workers by 1870. For the opening of the Suez Canal—an important historical event—the empress felt that she needed no fewer than 250 of Worth’s dresses.

The papier collé entitled Au Bon Marché of 1913 is an exception in so far as Picasso appropriates a large lingerie advertisement without alteration or fragmentation from Samaritaine, a major Paris department store, and juxtaposes it with another large lingerie advertisement from its commercial rival, the Bon Marché department store. This referential and commercial juxtaposition is heightened by the aesthetic juxtaposition of the different typefaces used by these stores. The blunter and more traditional sans serif lettering of the word ‘Samaritaine’ contrasts visually and associatively with the more decorative and stylish curvilinear trademark of the Bon Marché.

Deemed an architectural landmark, this 1892 building was six storeys high and, despite its conservative exterior, was celebrated as one of the earliest ‘distinctly American’ modern buildings. In 1978, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. A magnificent large Tiffany ceiling made of glass mosaic pieces—the first to be made entirely of favrile iridescent glass—adorned the store and added to its sumptuous display. Field himself is considered to be one of the leading figures in the development of the department store.

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